Caroline Adderson

Caroline Adderson is the author of four novels
(A History of Forgetting, Sitting Practice, The Sky Is Falling, Ellen in Pieces), two collections of short stories (Bad Imaginings, Pleased To Meet You) as well as books for young readers. She is also the editor of and co-contributor to Vancouver Vanishes. Her work has received numerous prize nominations including the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers' Prizes, the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the Governor General's Literary Award and the Rogers' Trust Fiction Prize. Winner of two Ethel Wilson Fiction Prizes and three CBC Literary Awards, Caroline was the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement.

News and Events

Vancouver Vanishes on The Current

The currentA huge thanks to The Current producer Anne Penman for including me in the coverage of character home demolitions in Vancouver and across Canada.  Vancouver Vanishes is both a Facebook Page and a book.  Listen to The Current feature here.

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 7-10, 2016

Elephant Mountain Festival LogoI’m delighted to be the Writer-in-Residence at this year’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in Nelson, BC.  I’ll be working one-on-one with writers during the Holley Rubinsky Blue Pencil Sessions, endowed by the late beloved Kootenay writer and mentor.  My other events include a craft talk, a reading, a panel discussion and getting massaged.  Yes, EMLF has a massage therapist in residence!  Click here for festival details.

Quebec Writers’ Federation Workshop: 2 July, 2016

QWFAttention Montréal!  I’ll be in town to give a day-long writing workshop.  Plotting Your Storyline: Character as Springboard runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the QWF Office, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Room 3.  For a full description of this fun and practical workshop, and to register, click here.  À bientôt!

Authors for Indies: 30 April

I’m thrilled to be taking part in Authors for Indies at Munro’s Books in Victoria. Munro’s Books was recently named the third best bookstore in the WORLD by National Geographic.  Hope to see you there!


AFI Evite 2016

Vancouver Vanishes Talks

Please join me, Michael Kluckner and Eve Lazarus for this multi-media talk and lively question period.

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Cover Girl!

A big thanks to BC Bookworld for its coverage of Vancouver Vanishes!

BC Bookworld

Vancouver Vanishes Nominated for a BC Book Prize

UnknownVancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival has been nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.   A big congratulations to my co-contributors: John Atkin, Kerry Gold, Evelyn Lau, Eve Lazarus, John Mackie, Elise and Stephen Partridge, Bren Simmers, Michael Kluckner and Tracey Ayton.  Thanks to Anvil Press.  See the list of all the nominees here.

Vancouver Vanishes Talk with Michael Kluckner and Eve Lazarus

Please join us for this illustrated talk on our Vancouver’s vanishing original housing stock, followed by a question period.  Books will be available.

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Victoria Heritage Talk, 15 February

9.25x10.25_VanVanish_coverOct8Thank you to the Hallmark Heritage Society for inviting me to speak about Vancouver Vanishes, the Facebook Page and the book.  Details here and below.

February 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Craigflower Schoolhouse
2755 Admirals Rd
Victoria, BC

Meet the Author (Me)!

Christianne's Lyceum logoI’m looking forward to an evening with wine and refreshments discussing Ellen in Pieces at Christianne’s Lyceum of Art and Literature:  Thursday, 28 January at 7 pm.  For details and to register click here.